Mediawiki notes

From raju

editing tables

Small table, with borders, column headers, one row per line of MediaWiki markup:

{| class="wikitable"
!col1 !!col2 !!col3
|-
|  Orange    ||   Apple   ||   more
|-
|   Bread    ||   Pie     ||   more
|-
|   Butter   || Ice cream ||  and more
|}
col1 col2 col3
Orange Apple more
Bread Pie more
Butter Ice cream and more

Small table, one row per line of MediaWiki markup:

{|
|  Orange    ||   Apple   ||   more
|-
|   Bread    ||   Pie     ||   more
|-
|   Butter   || Ice cream ||  and more
|}
Orange Apple more
Bread Pie more
Butter Ice cream and more

Very simple table, one cell per line of MediaWiki markup:

{|
|Orange
|Apple
|-
|Bread
|Pie
|-
|Butter
|Ice cream 
|}
Orange Apple
Bread Pie
Butter Ice cream

numbered lists with preformatted text

  1. item 1
  2. item 2
    preformatted text
    

    unformatted text

  3. item 3

preformatted text

preformatted text

monospace

monospace text

Definition lists

term 
definition

include one page into another

This is called transclusion. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Transclusion for more details.

horizontal line

Use ---- which will show up as


organize wiki into hierarchical structure

Note:- Subpages are useful for organising information hierarchically. On the other hand, subpages tend to have a long name that is hard to remember, so it may be more user-friendly to use them as little as possible. You can also organize pages with the category feature, which is more suitable for creating a hierarchical network of information.

templates for comparison tables

To create a "yes" template, I created a page with title "Template:Yes" and with contents

<noinclude>{| class="wikitable"
|-
|</noinclude>style="background:#9F9;vertical-align:middle;text-align:{{{align|center}}};{{{style|}}}" class="table-yes"|{{{1|Yes}}}<noinclude>
|}

The exact code was obtained by going to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Yes -> click the "View source" tab in the top right -> copy the source code.

For a list of these type of templates, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Yes

mediawiki links

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